Warning light panels mandatory from 2022

Date published: November 27 2020

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All Formula 1 and MotoGP circuits will have be fitted with warning light panels from 2022 in yet another step towards making racing safer.

Formula 1 is already using light panels in all grands prix, the panels situated around the track mimicking many of the marshals actions such as yellow or red flags.

They also give weather warnings, such as alerting drivers to rain.

However, the panels are not permanent features at the circuits with Formula 1 transporting them to each race.

As of 2022, every circuit that both Formula 1 and MotoGP race on will have to have its own warning panels.

Stuart Robertson, FIA Head of Circuit and Rally Safety, told Motorsport.com: “This is another important step in the collaboration between the FIA and FIM on circuit safety.

“It will ensure that all championships that race on these top-level circuits can have access to the latest safety innovations.”

MotoGP has also welcomed the move.

Franck Vayssie, FIM Circuit Racing Commission Director, added: “The FIM and FIA share a strong bond in terms of safety and this further strengthens that cooperation.

“Making these light panels mandatory at FIM circuits that host MotoGP, Superbike and Endurance World Championships will help to ensure the highest levels of safety for all series that race on these top-level tracks.”

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